tsuh yang asked: >what the heck is an embryo rescue? And Jim Shields replied (in part): >So successfully making a very wide intergeneric hybrid is not a simple >thing to do. No argument there, but embryo culture itself is not beyond the skills (or learning curve) of most enthusiasts. In the lily world (genus Lilium) embryo culture has received lots of attention from amateurs during the last twenty years. There have been workshops, lots of published instructions, everything you need to know to crank up the pressure cooker, really clean the kitchen work surfaces, excise embryos and morph into lab mode. In the lily world, embryo culture is primarily used to facilitate wide or interdivisional crosses. Since the process is based on tissue culture techniques, you also learn how to multiply clonal material, too. These processes have revolutionized lily hybrids: coming soon to a garden center near you - super lilies, bigger and easier than anything most gardeners have ever seen. Jim McKenney firstname.lastname@example.org Montgomery County, Maryland, USA, USDA zone 7, where all I need is yet another way to acquire more plants.